Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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Osun Guber Face-off: APC, PDP in war of words

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Aregbesola and Omisore

The electioneering campaigns ahead of the governorship election in Osun State has gathered steam. Already the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have engaged in war of words over attempts to manipulate the electoral process in their favour

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Oyo 2015: Ibadan as an issue

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From left : Mrs Florence Ajimobi watching as her Husband Senator Abiola Ajimobi takes the oath of Office in the presence of Justice Badejoko Adeniji during the swearing in of the  Excecutive Governor for Oyo state held at the Obafemi Awolowo stadium Ibadan on Sunday. By Dare Fasube.

Ibadan, one of Africa’s largest cities has consistently sought to dominate its political landscape and tried to put other geopolitical zones in Oyo State such as Ogbomoso, Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun and Oyo to play second fiddle.

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Pulling politicians back from the brink

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APC-PDP

History of politics and elections in Nigeria is replete with cases of diverse factors which hinder good governance and inability of political office holders to deliver dividend of effective leadership to the electorates.

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Amaechi has always defended our interests in Rivers —Rep. Nwuke

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*Hon. Nwuke

Rep Ogbonna Nwuke, former director of Press Affairs to River State Governor and member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State in the House of Representatives, in this interview, speaks on wave of insecurity in the country, gains of the National Conference and the frosty relationship between Governor Chibuike Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan among others.

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Boko Haram: Jonathan should exchange prisoners for Chibok girls — Evah

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Comrade Joseph Evah

Comrade Joseph Evah, Human Rights activist and former Publicity Secretary of Ijaw National Congress (INC) is Coordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group. In this interview he spoke on the survival of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari in a bomb blast.

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Ekiti fallout: New thinking on APC presidential ticket

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Muhammadu Buhari

The outcome of the Ekiti Gubernatorial election was a shocker to many in the All Progressives Congress, APC. However, only few could have predicted how that election result was going to affect the party’s thinking on its presidential platform

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Omisore didn’t instigate arrest of RMS boss

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*Omisore

THE Omisore Campaign Organisation has faulted newspaper reports accusing the PDP candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore of instigating the clampdown on a research and marketing firm, RMS, which is located in Lagos.

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Ebonyi 2015: I don’t fight election to lose — Senator Nwagu

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Paulinus-Igwe-Nwagu

Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial District is the chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs. He is the first among the many speculated gubernatorial aspirants to openly declare his aspiration

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One man live debate is Aregbesola’s propaganda — Akinwusi

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Akinwusi

Social Democratic Party (SDP), candidate, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi has described last Saturday’s debate in which only Governor Rauf Aregbesola featured as part of the usual propaganda of the APC administration

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Confab: We were all grandstanding – Prof. ABC Nwosu

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Prof Nwosu: Our constitution says we the people, that is a lie

Erstwhile Political Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, erstwhile Minister of Health, Prof. Alphonsus Nwosu, was one of the principal founders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, joining from the Peoples National Front, PNF where he was national secretary

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Oyinlola is supporting me — Omisore

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Osun State PDP gubernatorial candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore and his running mate, Rt. Hon. Adejare Bello acknowledging cheers from supporters during the house-to-house campaign in Ilesa East and West over the weekend.

PDP candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore has declared that he enjoys a cordial relationship with the immediate former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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Omisore vows not to abandon Aregbesola’s project

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*Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore, the PDP candidate, has pledged not to abandon any ongoing project he inherits from the Rauf Aregbesola administration if he is successful in the forthcoming election.

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Eid-El-Fitri: Aregbesola, Omisore greet Muslims

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Aregbesola and Omisore

Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and his main opponent from the PDP in the August 9 governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore yesterday felicitated with Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-el Fitri celebration.

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NYSC members warned against electoral offence

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VOTERS

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that would serve as ad-hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State have been warned against engaging in any act that is capable of constituting electoral offences.

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Why Osun voters should reject APC, PDP — Akinwusi

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Akinwusi

The governorship flag bearer of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi ,has called on the electorate to totally reject the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the August 9, 2014 poll.

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Ekiti Guber: Rumpus in INEC over posting of RECs

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EKITI 2

What was the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, thinking about when it set out to appoint monitors for last month’s governorship election in Ekiti State?

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How I will deal with my male colleagues— Ebonyi new female Speaker

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Helen-Nwaobashi,

Also my election as Speaker in an Assembly dominated by men shows that the campaign by the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, and the governor’s wife, Chief Josephine Elechi, for women participation in politics is bearing fruits. I think men are beginning to see that women are not coming to compete but to complement their efforts in nation-building.

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We must design a winning model for Jonathan – Dagogo-Jack

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Dangogo-Jack

Reynolds Beks Dagogo— Jack, a PDP chieftain in Rivers State, speaks on the 2015 general elections and the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan. Dagogo Jack also sheds light on his ambition to become the governor of his state.

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Abia 2015: The story of zoning to Abia South, by Amuta

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Gershon-Amuta

Dr. Gershon Amuta is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and member of Abia Stakeholders’ Forum. A foremost educationalist and businessman, Amuta was actively involved in the old Imo politics during which he represented the old Isiala- Ngwa constituency in Imo State House of Assembly. He contested the governorship ticket of the National Republican Convention( NRC) shortly after the creation of Abia State but lost.

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Yorubas beginning to free selves from hijackers – Okurounmu

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okurounmu

Senator Femi Okurounmu, elder statesman and chieftain of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, can rightly be described as the midwife of the ongoing National Conference. Reason: He headed the Presidential Advisory Committee raised by President Goodluck Jonathan on October 1, 2013, to draw up the template for the operations of the confab.

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Debasing of Impeachment

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ADAMAWA—Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi (L), administering Oath of Office on the  Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru, at the Government House in Yola after impeachment of Nyako yesterday.

Impeachment in a democratic setting is supposed to be a serious process. In Nigeria it is supposed to lead to the removal from office of those elected to executive office positions who have been found seriously wanting. But apparently in line with the bastardisation of democratic norms, a supposedly sombre process has now been turned into a mockery defying democratic ethos.

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KWARA 2015: Battles for senatorial seats hot up

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Sen. Saraki

The two major parties in Kwara State, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are expected to fiercely contest the three Senate seats in the state. The contest in Kwara South Senatorial district is, however, expected to be the most fierce.

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Delta 2015: Politicians rubbish power rotation

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delta-gov

THE expectation before now was that in 2015, under the PDP zoning arrangement, the North Senatorial district (Anioma) in Delta State will produce the successor to the incumbent Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who is from Delta South Senatorial district, comprising Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko.

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Who succeeds Fashola? : New permutations in Lagos

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Babatunde Raji Fashola

THE defection of popular Lagos politician, Jimi Agbaje to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has further galvanized the political landscape in Lagos as the two major political parties strategise to outsmart one another in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

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ADAMAWA: Finitiri’s first week

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ADAMAWA—Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi (L), administering Oath of Office on the  Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru, at the Government House in Yola after impeachment of Nyako yesterday.

ADAMAWA State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, was the speaker a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly representing Madagali constituency until last Tuesday when the House impeached former Governor Murtala Nyako for gross misconduct.

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Kogi/Lokoja: I’m the beautiful bride – Akawo

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*House of Representatives members in session

Salihu Akawo a former commissioner in Kogi State presently represents Kogi Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly and is an aspirant for the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. In this interview he ventilates on his aspiration among other national and local issues.

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Lagos APC: PDP has taught us a lesson in Ekiti

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Joe Igbokwe,

Joe Igbokwe is the Publicity Secretary of  the Lagos State capter of All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he speaks on the the stability of the party in Lagos, the 2015 general elections and issues from the last election in Ekiti among others. APC preparation for 2015 general elections in Lagos   APC Lagos

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How Chime charmed us in Enugu – Ezievuo

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Gov. Chime

Hon John Ezievuo who is the Special Assistant to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State on Health Matters. In this interview with newsmen, Ezievuo bares his mind on the personality, performance and perceptions of the governor among other issues.

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Akwa Ibom Pension Law: Succour for Akpabio

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Gov Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly recently repealed the controversial amendment of the Governors and Deputy Governors’ Pension Law.

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Alleged desperation: APC, PDP in war of words

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PDP-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Osun State has raised alarm over alleged plans by the PDP to rig the election with the collaboration of the presidency and security agencies.

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Taxation: Don’t listen to PDP lies — Aregbesola

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Aregbosola

The Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Do-to-Door Campaign organization, OD2D has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and its governorship candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore against spreading ‘unfounded’ lies against Governor Rauf Aregbesola in their bid to confuse the electorate and incite them against the governor.

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Omisore to civil servants, pensioners: I’ll pay your arrears

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*Omisore

Governorship candidate of the PDP Senator Iyiola Omisore has promised to offset all unpaid arrears and allowances of the state civil servants and pensioners by the Aregbesola led administration if voted in as the next governor of the state in the August 9th 2014, election.

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